NT police seize cannabis worth $900,000

Lucy Hughes Jones

Northern Territory police have seized cannabis worth more than $900,000 following a 14-month operation preventing drugs entering remote communities.

The Cross Border Team launched Operation Paloma in November 2015, targeting the sale and supply of cannabis in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and surrounding communities.

More than 62 kilograms of marijuana was seized and an elaborate drug syndicate dismantled with 10 arrests made, police say.

"The estimated street value of the seized cannabis, if sold in indigenous communities, is more than $900,000," Detective Superintendent Michael White said on Wednesday.

"The Cross Border Team will continue to reduce violent crime in remote indigenous communities by targeting criminal networks who seek to exploit vulnerable people."

The offenders are before court charged with money laundering, supplying a commercial quantity cannabis and supplying methamphetamines.